Sunday, July 16, 2006

With Campaign Supporters Like These, Who Needs Democrats?

Katherine Harris is crazy. So says her own supporters who wish her well.
''I wish Katherine Harris the best,'' [former campaign manager Glenn] Hodas said, ``but it appears all the old patterns are repeating themselves: Tantrums. Minor things cause her to blow. She doesn't take advice. Micromanaging to the Nth degree. It's nothing new. But I didn't have the energy to move on with the campaign, considering everything.''

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''It drove her crazy, but it didn't take long to get her there,'' said [Ed] Rollins, Harris' former advisor and a top Reagan Republican strategist.

Last summer Joe "dead intern" Scarborough was courted to run against Harris, who, even before her rapid decline, Republicans thought would lose in a landslide to Democrat Bill Nelson. The panicked Ms. Harris called major donors about Joe.
''This [story] encapsulates everything wrong with her as a candidate,'' [former campaign manager Jim] Dornan said. 'She reacted without thinking. She made stuff up. She called people she had no business calling. And when confronted with the insanity of her -- I use this term lightly -- `strategy,' she denied it and tried to blame someone else.''

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... Harris ... called donors like Pensacola developer Collier Merrill. Merrill told The Miami Herald that Harris suggested Scarborough was going to have trouble when ''they start asking questions . . . about that dead girl,'' Fort Walton Beach staff member Lori Klausutis.

Dornan said he overheard Harris tell more than one donor: ``I don't know what he's thinking when he's got this whole issue of a dead intern on his hands.''

via WTF Is It Now?

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